Minor League Report: 4/29

Richmond won another late inning thriller on Tuesday, and Myrtle Beach finally snapped out of their offensive struggles at Lynchburg. Bill Shanks has the lastest scores and recaps.


The Richmond Braves won their fourth in a row Tuesday night with an outstanding starting pitching performance and some late inning offense.

Andy Pratt pitched six no hit inning for Richmond, allowed one run, walked four, and struck out ten batters. Pratt was pulled after the sixth inning. Derrick Lewis pitched two scoreless innings in relief and then Buddy Hernandez pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

But the Braves were trailing 1-0 heading into the eighth inning and proceeded to score nine runs in the final two frames. Travis Wilson hit a two run home run, his first of the season. Bo Porter also had a big night, going 3 for 5 with 3 RBI. Ramon Castro also had a single scoring two.

The Richmond pitching has been the story during this four game winning streak. Braves pitchers have allowed only three runs over the last four games.

Richmond is off Wednesday before returning home for a four game series against Indianapolis. John Ennis (1-1) is scheduled to start for Richmond.


The Greenville Braves lost the final game of the series with Huntsville 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

Brett Evert pitched well for five scoreless innings before running out of gas in the sixth. Ryan Gripp hit a three run home run off of Evert (1-3) in the sixth inning to give Huntsville a 3-1 lead. The Stars would get three insurance runs in the eighth inning.

Ryan Langerhans and Adam LaRoche each went 2 for 4 with a RBI.

The G-Braves (12-11) are off Wednesday but return to Greenville Thursday to start a four game series with Mobile. Roman Colon (0-2) is scheduled to start for Greenville.


The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got behind early and were unable to close the gap to Lynchburg losing 10-8 on Tuesday night.

Lynchburg got four runs in the first off of Zach Miner and then four unearned runs in the third inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead. The Pelicans bounced back with three runs in the fifth, three in the eighth and two in the ninth. But Lynchburg's solo runs in the fifth and eighth were the difference.

Miner fell to 2-1 on the season. He went three innings, allowed eleven hits, eight runs, four earned runs, and three walks.

Aaron Herr and Carlos Duran both hit their first home runs of the season.

The Pelicans final game of the series with Lynchburg is tonight with Matt Coenen (0-1) on the mound for Myrtle Beach.


The Rome Braves were off Tuesday. They open up a three game series with Augusta tonight at State Mutual Stadium in Rome. Jose Capellan is pitching tonight for Rome.

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